the pact

The True Cost

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Yes, I’m a cheap bastard. Yes, I have the fashion sense of a narwhal. But the real reason I buy secondhand clothes goes deeper…

More palletable

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Remember when we took that pact to avoid buying new stuff? Well, there are some issues from time to time. I’m not talking about…

Under pressure

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In this, our fourth year of food preservation, I’ve finally found the nerve to try something that has long given me the heebie geebies:…

Under the weather

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Gardeners often preach the importance of keeping a journal on daily temperature and rainfall, and now I see why. This is the first season…

The Mulchinator

The Mulchinator

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Autumn after autumn, I’ve gazed longingly at the fallen leaves from our three hardwood trees, knowing what excellent mulch they would make if I…

Encantada

Encantada

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This blog post has been almost six years in the making. On Jan. 1, 2007, hubby and I made a New Year’s resolution that…